Cost of living in Seattle, Washington, United States

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $12
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $4.96
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.89
12 eggs, large $3.63
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $5.48
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $8
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.59
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.33
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.33
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $14
2 liters of Coca-Cola $1.97
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $1.91
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $2,332
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $1,671
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $135
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $1,532
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $1,106
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $110
Internet 8MB (1 month) $50
40” flat screen TV $366
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $97
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $10
Hourly rate for cleaning help $23
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $45
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $43
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $88
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $134
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $23,465
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.76
Monthly ticket public transport $96
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $17
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $7
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $26
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $106
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $6
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.43
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $4.55
4 rolls of toilet paper $2.80
Tube of toothpaste $1.65
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $25
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $43
2 tickets to the movies $23
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $200
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $92
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $10
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.06
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $5.89
iPod nano 16GB $171
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.12
1 month of gym membership in business district $49
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $8
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 8,085 prices entered by 965 different people.
Latest price update: February 07, 2016.

Seattle position in our World Ranking

the world
30th
out of 239
n. america
11th
out of 56
usa
11th
out of 46

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